Chiropractic Treatment for a Pinched Nerve
Pinched nerves can be extremely painful, and depending on their causes, can take several months to heal. Hard falls, car accidents, dislocated shoulders or hips, and similar joint injuries can all lead to pinched nerves. Spinal stenosis, arthritis in the spine/joints, or similar chronic conditions that affect the joints and other bony structures can lead to pinched nerves as well. At the first sign of joint pain, it's important to visit a chiropractor. Without treatment, nerves can become inflamed and eventually damaged which can result in chronic, long-term pain.
Signs of a Pinched Nerve
The first sign of a pinched nerve is a stinging or stabbing pain that starts near a joint and begins to radiate outward, away from the spine. The longer the nerve remains untreated, the more intense the pain will become and the higher the risk that the nerve will be permanently damaged. If a nerve is damaged in any way or the pressure on the nerve begins to cut off its blood supply, you may begin to feel tingling sensations and numbness.
Chiropractic Adjustments and Techniques
When a nerve is pinched, it is trapped between two different parts of the body. In most cases, the nerve is pinched between a bone and a muscle. There may be instances where nerves are pinched between pieces of connective tissue as well. A pinched nerve normally occurs when the body is out of alignment in some way. If the cause of the misalignment is an accident, chiropractic adjustments are a great way to gradually restore balance within the body.
Effective Pain Management
Pinched nerves can take several weeks to heal, longer if they were left untreated for an extended period of time. There are various types of techniques that your chiropractor can use to relieve your pain and bring your body back into its natural alignment. Treating the cause of the pinched nerve will eliminate the symptoms and minimize the need for strong medications that can cause harsh side effects.
Your Chiropractor in Reston, VA Is Perron Chiropractic!
Perron Chiropractic is your chiropractor in Reston, VA. Dr. Perron offers a variety of treatment options to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with pinched nerves throughout the body. If you are experiencing any symptoms associated with a pinched nerve, call and schedule your first appointment with Dr. Perron!